Yucca gloriosa (Spanish dagger)
Species: Y. gloriosa
Binomial name: Yucca gloriosa
Common names: Spanish dagger, Adam's needle, Lord's candlestick, Mound lily, Palm lily, Roman candle, Sea Islands yucca, Soft-tipped yucca, Spanish bayonet, Tree lily, Curve Leaf Yucca, Pendulous Yucca, Weeping Yucca,
Yucca gloriosa ismedium-sized species of flowering plant occurring naturally in coastal sand dunes from North Carolina to Florida. It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental world wide. There are many forms and hybrids.
In autumn it usually has a single panicle up to 2.5 m long, topped by a cluster of nodding, bell-shaped cream, sometimes tinged purple or red flowers.
The glaucous, dark green leaves are spine-tipped, stiff and are up to 60cm in length and 2-3.5 cm wide. The entire margins are smooth but they can be rarely finely denticulate. The plant can grow to heights above 5 m.
Fruit is a leathery, elongate berry up to 8 cm long.
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